Climate Change in Africa: Positioning Online Resources, Research & Adaptation Projects
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Dr Rocio Diaz-Chavez (Imperial College London), Camilla Tourmin (IIED), Dr Jen Dyer (University of Leeds)
Date: 28 May 2014Time: 5:30 PM
Finishes: 28 May 2014Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Suite
Type of Event: Symposium
This event will be rescheduled for the academic year 2014/2015
African countries have been exposed to the vagary of climate change. Knowledge on integrated approaches, such as evergreen agriculture, with strengthening rural institutions and enhancing the role of women in decision making processes, is needed to enable smallholders to adapt to and mitigate climate change whilst working to improve livelihoods. Knowledge sharing of integrated approaches on climate change along with pathways to translate knowledge into action is critical to achieve a significant leap for development goals.
This event looks at some of the initiatives around climate change conducted in Africa using different resources, including online tools and field projects. The inclusion of stakeholders in different areas such as policy makers, researchers and NGOs is considered crucial to be able to foster climate change initiatives in Africa.
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AfriCAN Climate is a project co-financed by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme. The project aims to support Africa in the process of adapting to and mitigating climate change, by bridging the gap between research and action. This is achieved through the development of a dynamic web platform, bringing together an active network of European and African researchers and communication experts. The anticipated effect is an increased uptake of research results and their translation into practical projects that will have a direct impact on people's lives. The AfriCAN Climate portal targets a wide variety of stakeholders: researchers, field practitioners, project developers, development partners, NGOs, local/national governments and farmers organizations.
The project also supports awards in recognition of excellence: the AfriCAN Climate Awards. It has been awarded on three different topics: Projects for communities (Dakar, 2013), Good Practice (Nairobi, 2013) and Women on working on climate change research in Africa (Pretoria, 2014).
Organiser: The Centre of African Studies, University of London
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